In preparation for the module H6502: Emergent Spiritualities – which starts the coming academic year- I’ve been adding some new material to www.philosvids.wordpress.com – such as this video on Wicca, or the one further down of ‘Otherkin’:
All the ones for the new module are tagged HM6502 if you want to find just this series of videos on this set of topics – click: http://philosvids.wordpress.com/tag/hm6502/
You’ve maybe heard about this? The crowdfunded bid by The Satanic Temple to place a Satanist Statue at the Oklahoma Capitol Building – partly in protest at a public building having a Ten Commandments monument..
Over at http://philosvids.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/the-satanic-statue-controversy-an-interview/ I interview an expert – and try to see what issues are behind all the recent headlines..
(In related news – the Harvard ‘Black Mass’ event has is being reported as having been cancelled: read more HERE..)
It’s been quite a week for RPE..
Firstly – Professor Melissa Raphael‘s book The Female Face of God in Auschwitz (2003) has been listed by the American website Theology Degrees Online as one of the top 99 most important works of theology: ‘Even the most dedicated scholar couldn’t read all of the books covering Christian theology, but there are some we feel that every student of theology should read.‘ Melissa’s book comes in at 69, at the top of the ‘Women and Theology’ section.
Then we had the University of Gloucestershire Staff Awards event. RPE students came to support us – we had numerous nominations…
In the end – with lights, music, balloons and excitement – we walked away with a armful of awards!
Roy was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship (as was Dr Debby Thacker from English Lit – in the pic too), Will received an award for Most Engaging Module (in the whole Uni, voted for by students, for his module on Spinoza), and Dave won the ‘Inspiring Colleague’ award.